The Robot Will See You Now
By Matt Martinelli, The Improper Bostonian
To cut down on the time wasted lugging supplies or prescriptions through cavernous hospitals, Cambridge’s Vecna Technologies created the QC Bot. It looks just like any ordinary pill-supply cabinet, but you might see it roaming the halls on its own. Don’t worry—it’s locked! The pharmacist or supply manager simply loads up the device, uses the touchscreen to type in a destination, such as a nurse station or patient room, and off it goes with the help of its navigation system.